How are you?
I missed you!
I literally have just returned from a glorious vacation with my best friend, T, in Savannah, Georgia.
Seriously, guys, if you haven’t been to Savannah, you need to put it on your travel list. The best part is that the whole city is pedestrian-friendly – we walked from Forsyth Park (south end of Historic Savannah) to the river (north end of Historic Savannah) in 25 minutes. How crazy is that?! It was very relaxing to not have to worry about a car/parking/meters/street closures/etc. Plus, all the strolling around allowed us to pop into different shops, cafes, and restaurants. And the ice cream shops. And the bakeries. And the cute outdoor beer garden.
(basically we ate our way through Savannah)
Here’s a recap about all the foods we indulged in over vacation!
The Traditional (and Non-Traditional) Breakfasts:
We chowed down on pancakes for breakfast before we went to the beach.
This cafe was so much fun because there was a griddle IN THE MIDDLE of the table. We were given squirt bottles of batter, add-ins (I chose fresh berries!), and a spatula and they left us to it. The first few were pretty ugly, but we got the hang of it!
But pancakes were not the only thing we ate for breakfast…
We decided to have a full Southern spread for breakfast one morning (okay, it was at 11AM, so technically brunch). We went to the super famous restaurant in Savannah, located in the basement of a boarding house. Our table was laden with bowls filled with beans, fresh cucumbers, steamed cabbage, boiled rutabaga, collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes, mac-and-cheese, and so many other delicious things. We loaded our plates with all the sides and then they brought out plates of steaming-hot fried chicken. It was the best meal we ate in Savannah!
The Ice Cream:
Our first day in Savannah was all about getting ourselves oriented to the historic district… and finding our first ice cream shop! I got a huge scoop of Brownies A La Mode ice cream.
It was so delicious (and perfectly melty!).
(PS – this is how the photo above was taken… it’s a bit of a juggle sometime)
But we didn’t just eat ice cream cones. We actually decided to take a post-breakfast stop at the famous ice cream store in town.
Apparently, they are known for their hot fudge sundaes with homemade fudge topping.
Fourth of July fell in the middle of our trip, which meant that we had a day full of celebrations and good eats.
Our biggest complaint was the lack of fresh Georgia peaches. We looked for them everywhere but they were definitely missing! So we decided to walk to the local Kroger and buy fresh peaches. Who knew that we would grocery shop on vacation?
But they were the perfect treat to have while lounging pool-side before getting ready for the big Fourth of July festival down by the waterfront.
After peaches by the pool, we changed and then headed down to the river front!
And we found a BBQ food truck. And I got pulled pork sliders. And I was so happy. (And then I dripped sauce on my white dress after taking this photo…)
Sadly, all good things need to come an end. After we packed, we decided to grab breakfast and then eat while waiting for the airport shuttle.
And these cinnamon rolls… divine!
Our trip to Savannah was so much fun – it was a perfect girls getaway!
So, everyone, how was your weekend? Let me know!